Although Christopher Columbus was the first European to carry beans back to Europe (around 1502) they were as curiosities but it is his fellow countryman, the conquistador Herman Cortes, who is credited with introducing them to the Western World a little over 40 years later.
Hernan Cortes recognizing its potential he took a load of cocoa beans back to Spain. These were used to seed plantations in Trinidad, Haiti and the West African island of Fernando Po and gave Spain a virtual monopoly of the cocoa market for almost a century.
Freedy, I just wanted to point out that Christophe Columbus was born in Italy and Hernan Cortes was from Spain. They couldn't be "countrymen" since were not from the same place in Europe.
Chocolate wasn't discovered, but the coco bean is from South America and the first chocolate was made in Brazil.
chocolate was first discovered arround 2000 bc
Astecs DISCOVERED chocolate in 600 AD they were not supposed to make chocolate they were trying to make beer
it was not discovered it was invented
Yees they 'discovered' chocolate.
it was discovered in 1527 in Spain
the cacao bean was discovered at South America
chocolate have been discovered by the spanish people. at what we call the renaissance, when they discovered the Americas and got to the Mayas. so no, chocolate was not present in the middle ages.
They discovered the chocolate trees first
Mexico and South America. They found the Incas drinking a chocolate drink.
Before the Spanish discovered chocolate there was none in Europe.
They didn't invent it they discovered it.
Central America and Mexico
j s fry in 1847
it was first dicovered in central America
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Her name was Ruth Wakefield.
After they discovered cocoa frowns powder
The rest of the world discovered chocolate bye eating it and telling their friends about it and so on...
When they discovered the ancient Mayan civilization, the Mayans gave them some, and they found the chocolate quite tasty
The Aztecs drank a chocolate drink and when the Europeans came into Mexico and South America they discovered chocolate and took it back to Europe.